Dental Implants are an incredibly one popular form of cosmetic treatment to replace missing teeth because of how they’re designed. Implants are designed to restore the natural functioning of the mouth, and they demonstrate the closest resemblance to a natural happy smile. Modern dentistry has introduced multiple types of dental implant treatments. The focus here is traditional or all-on-four dental implants.
What Are Traditional Implants?
A traditional dental implant is the replacement of a dead tooth or a missing gap for a single implant fitting, spread in a minimum of two separate surgical appointments. An implant consists of three separate elements.
- The titanium screw that firmly holds the implant crown in place
- The abutment attached to the head of the implant sitting above the gumline
- The prosthetic crown that sits on top of the abutment which performs the role of a natural tooth.
The first out of two surgical appointments involves the implant, a small metal-like titanium screw infused in the lower or upper jawbone, to be performed. This will then require healing, typically for at least 3 to 6 months until the second surgical appointment.
The second surgical appointment involves the attachment of the abutment (a metal piece protruding from the gum line) to the implant. The abutment is used as an attachment tool to connect the prosthetic crown on top.
What Are All-On-Four Dental Implants?
All-on-Four dental implants utilize a set of four dental implants that act as a complete restoration of your upper or lower arch of teeth as full or partial dentures. All-on-Four implants can be completed in a single surgical appointment, and go home with a brand new smile on the same day.
The All-on-Four implants involve a dental examination with an assessment of your mouth by the surgeon first.
The surgeon will understand the impressions of your current teeth to fixate the exact placement of the implants, performed under local anaesthetic. The surgeon works on adjusting the positioning of the new teeth. This is formed with ‘waxing’ formula that ensures comfortable placing before fitting the teeth onto the plants. This completes the fitting process.
Am I Candidate For Traditional Or All-On-Four Dental Implants?
To be a viable candidate for both traditional or all-on-four dental implants, your oral health needs to be strong enough for the implants to withstand inside the mouth for the long-term. he dentist will identify this during a pre-medical examination before performing the fitting procedure.
Traditional Implants Requirements
- Patients must have substantial bone density so the implant can remain firmly in its place for the long term
- Patients usually need to have a dead tooth that can be extracted to replace it with an implant or a missing gap
- Overall physical health, including strong teeth and gums
- Zero signs of teeth grinding or clenching
All-on-Four Implant Requirements
- Patients that require a full or partial replacement of a set of teeth
- Denture patients who are dissatisfied with the fitting and require a stronger replacement
- Patients that lack the required bone density for a traditional implant due to osteoporosis
- Patients that do not suffer from adverse medical conditions or take strong medication for these conditions
Implant treatments promise to restore the missing confidence in your smile. The best thing about implant treatment is that the results are natural and it’s difficult to identify whether you’re wearing implants or not. This results in greater confidence knowing that your smile is more natural than you think.
Are you seeking implant treatment, but need supporting advance on whether you’re eligible for traditional or all-on-four dental implants? We at Piazza Dental are ready to welcome you and are motivated to restore the confidence in your smile. Simply book here and get in touch with us.